The council has formed a working group of local knitters to work on decorations for the Fraser Coast Christmas Yarn.
The council has formed a working group of local knitters to work on decorations for the Fraser Coast Christmas Yarn.

The council needs your help to yarn bomb the CBDs

THE council needs your help with its yarn-bombing project called the Fraser Coast Christmas Yarn.

Acrylic yarn is needed to help local knitters decorate the Maryborough (Kent and Adelaide Sts) and Hervey Bay (Main St) central business districts in bright colours to celebrate the festive season.

Fraser Coast tourism and regional marketing portfolio councillor Stuart Taylor said donation bins had been set up at the Hervey Bay and Maryborough libraries.

"If you have yarn to spare, drop it off at one of the donation bins and help the Fraser Coast celebrate Christmas in a fun and unique way," he said.

Yarn bombing is often referred to as knitting graffiti, an urban ephemeral art that uses knitting and crochet to bring life and colour to community spaces.

Cr Taylor said a working group of local knitters was already busy working on decorations for the Fraser Coast Christmas Yarn.

Those interested in joining or wanting to know more about yarn bombing attend a meeting on Thursday, June 13, at the Maryborough City Hall from 9am to 11am. 

"We want to see school groups, aged care groups, knitting groups and everyone else in the community knitting," he said.

"Who knows - it could become an annual Fraser Coast event. 

"Even if you don't want to knit, donations of old scarves or hats or pompoms will be put to good use.

"It really has the potential to create a unique and quirky Christmas identity for the Fraser Coast which could attract visitors to the region."

For more information, phone the council's community development team on 1300 794 929.



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